Clio: Feb 5, 2015

Dr. Ronald Morris’s Indiana State Park app made the January 2015 IBC News (Indiana Bicentennial Commission). He also was featured in the Muncie Star Press for the immersive learning project he organized to discover the stories and backgrounds of those buried in the Beech Grove Cemetery.  In addition to those projects, Dr. Morris also helped guided students at the Carnegie Museum of Montgomery County in Crawfordsville.  The Yount’s Mill project provided students with the opportunity to excavate and interpret artifacts and then produce exhibit panels about the results.

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Dr. Douglas Seefeldt took some time during his research leave at Harvard to participate in the Western History Association’s annual conference. His panel on Buffalo Bill’s European Tour was featured here on C-SPAN. It was broadcast on C-SPAN 3 on December 7th and is now viewable on the internet.

On November 24 Frederick Suppe served as a member of the Fulbright National Selection Committee for Ireland, which met in New York City to consider 72 applications by American scholars who wish to study and do research in Ireland during 2015-2016.

Dr. Suppe’s review of Michael Livingston and John K. Bollard, eds, Owain Glyndwr: A Casebook appeared in the leading medieval studies journal, Speculum, October 2014, vol. 89:4, pp. 1175-6.

KHall IndiaKen Hall presented a series of invited papers and guest lectures in India while conducting research at regional coastal archeological sites during early January: “West Coast 9th-Century India Maritime Diaspora and the Indian Ocean Trade: The Sithanu Ravi Plates and the Multi-Dimensional Kollam Port-of-Trade Community” and “Upstream and Downstream networked “Activity Zones” in 16th-19th Century Banjarmasin (Southeast Borneo)” at an Indian Higher Education Department and Insitut de Chandernagore [French Institute] hosted multiple-site conference on Territoriality in Coastal Societies in Kolkata and Chandernagore, Bengal. At the International Seminar of Maritime Heritage with Reference to Muziris at Kochi, Kerala sponsored by the Indian National Museum he presented “Muziris in Wider Eastern Indian Ocean Context: Revisionist History of Maritime Trade Networking in the India to China Passageway”; at Pune University he presented a University Lecture on “Commodity Flows, Diaspora Networking, and Contested Agency in KHall India2.jpgthe Eastern Indian Ocean c. 1000-1500” and participating in a series of follow-up graduate seminars; and a paper on “King and Queen, Family and State in Fifteenth-Century Majapahit Java: Javanese Literary Adaptations and the “Sanskrit Cosmopolis” at a conference on Cultural Dialogues Between India and Southeast Asia from the 7th to the 16th Centuries hosted by the Cama Institute in Kolkata, where he was also the discussant for a conference session on “Sculpture, Painting, and Iconography.”

Dr. Dorshele Stewart’s SS 397 class was featured in The Elkhart TruthMy San Antonio, and other newspapers for their work with the Freedom Bus rolling museum.

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